• Associate Sponsor

Earthquake in Kolkata, metro services briefly suspended

Earthquake in Kolkata: People across the city evacuate buildings and metro services were briefly suspended.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 24, 2016 5:33 pm
People stand outside their offices after they rushed outdoors following tremors in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Officials say a powerful earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Myanmar.(AP Photo/Bikas Das) People stand outside their offices after they rushed outdoors following tremors in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Officials say a powerful earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 has shaken central Myanmar. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Strong tremors were felt in Kolkata Wednesday afternoon after an earthquake of measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale hit Myanmar. People across Kolkata evacuated buildings in a state of panic. The metro services in the city were briefly suspended. Tremors were also felt in Assam and Bihar.

District Magistrate of Darjeeling Anurag Shrivastava told Indianexpress.com that the intensity of the quake was quite low and there wouldn’t be any loss to property or life. “Tremors were felt in Darjeeling and Siliguri in North Bengal, but there is nor report of casualty so far,” said Shrivastava.

The epicenter of the quake, according to National Centre for Seismology, was in Myanmar and it occurred at 4:04 PM at a depth of 58 kms.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. S
    shiv ram
    Aug 25, 2016 at 8:35 pm
    this will cause huge interruption to kolkatans eating their Pokhal Bhaat and Chingri Fish
    (0)(0)
    Reply
    Adda